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Nowadays, comfort implies more than simply getting a supper conveyed by sending an emoji via text or summoning a complete stranger to be your own chauffeur without addressing them first or having the capacity to modify the gently delicate temperature of a smart  vape from an application. In these times, comfort implies having all the data required in the palm of your hand and the rise of new applications are building the cannabis tech connection by giving the community  the kind of helpful, constantly accessible innovation different commercial enterprises have been getting a charge out of for quite a while. Look at these organizations and how they’re helping the cannabis business make up for the lost time with whatever is left of the mechanical universe.

Flowhub

flowhub techDenver CEO Kyle Sherman was inspired to make this seed-to-deal programming in the wake of encountering issues with different cannabis administration systems that left him disappointed and searching for more proficient innovation. The application permits clients to deal with their harvests with a live movement log and track trimmers progress first off, with data available at the press of a button. There’s likewise a filtering gadget called the NUG that permits clients to output plants and view essential details regardless of the possibility that the Wi-Fi goes down.

BioTrackTHC

biotrack techWith workplaces in Denver and Washington, this administration organization has composed cutting edge programming to keep organizations protected and agreeable with state directions. In any case, it’s more than simply following stock and deals. BioTrackTHC assists with each part of a business all the way by offering nitty gritty develop house bits of knowledge, patient administration and a rapid purpose of-offer framework – all while reporting ongoing data to government offices to guarantee organizations are consenting to state directions.

Cannabis Reports

cannabis reports techThis little, Berkeley-based organization was established in 2008 and is presently one of the greatest cannabis databases accessible online with a brain boggling measure of data. They permit clients to customize their relationship to cannabis through access to a huge number of direct records and audits of strains, edibles, separates, cannabis items and dispensaries. They additionally give business devices to makers and dispensaries keen on developing their business and associating with the group.

Headset

headset techInformation is the name of the diversion with this product that helps with observing and measuring item stock, store execution, top-offering budtenders and deals patterns for organizations. It additionally offers industry bits of knowledge and business sector insight to help with settling on the most proficient buying choices. Right now, Headset is accessible for retailers however the organization is anticipating creating particular programming for others in the business who could profit by their solid reporting program.

GetLeaf

Staying associated with your harvest is a vital part of being or turning into a choice cultivator and GetLeaf is devoted to peopling get the best from their developing endeavors with what they’re calling the first-ever “Attachment ‘n Plant” cannabis developing framework. This splendid gadget rearranges the developing procedure by constantly observing the plant and naturally modifying its surroundings to enhance development. Additionally, the going with application permits clients to get to continuous data and even gives you a chance to look at the plants through an inherent HD camera.

What is your favorite marijuana tech organization? Tell us what cannabis applications you utilize.

Pot Price

Want to buy legal green without pushing your bank account into the red? Well, then head to the Pacific Northwest.

According to MarketWatch, Oregon has the lowest average prices of dispensary cannabis at $214 an ounce. Perfect Price, a price optimization company, analyzed the menu prices for cannabis flowers from 6,000 dispensaries in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, California and Michigan, and found that the states with fully operational adult-use markets had lower prices than those with where only medicinal pot is legal.

Colorado came in second to Oregon with cannabis averaging $225 an ounce, and Washington took third place with $238 an ounce. The most expensive state was Michigan with an average dispensary price of $301 an ounce. Arizona and California averaged $290 and $299 an ounce, respectively.

However, it’s interesting to note that among the states analyzed, the cheapest city for buying weed was not in Oregon—but in Colorado. At $192 an ounce, Aurora, Colorado had the cheapest average dispensary price. Grand Rapids, Michigan had the most expensive prices at $392 an ounce.

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(Map Courtesy of MarketWatch; Photo Courtesy of Helping Hands Herbals)

Source: hightimes.com

job

Feel like you need a career change? Tired from your job?  Still looking for your HIGHER CALL? Here’s a list of 10 jobs that you can easily find in the marijuana industry:

Strain reviewer

Yes you can be a strain reviewer! Well, at least according to THE CANNABIST  you will be a marijuana critic. In their ad they wrote that you don’t even need to send them a resume, but there you need to send a strain review – 300 – 600 words and show that you are the one for the job! This is literary THE Dream Job for marijuana enthusiasts.

Security

Not an everyday security job where you need to be a big, bad looking fellow. Instead, this job requires checking ID’s and making sure the day passes without any problems in front of the dispensary.

Pot Tourism

tourism job
Be like Rick Steves from “Rick Steves Europe” and plan vacations for people who want to be stoned while seeing the sites. There are plenty of things that can be organized for this type of tourism, starting with bus tours where you can smoke up, next, relaxing in a spa where you can smoke up, and cannabis cooking classes where you are required to eat cannabis. You just need to think about it, and the sky is the limit.
Take your resume and apply for a career where you will keep stoned vacationists safe!

Administration

Not all marijuana jobs are fun, and this proves it. You can be an accountant, answer phones and check in patients 40 hours a week in the marijuana industry. Also shipping, production and delivery jobs are available as part of the administration jobs.

Budtender

If you are someone who knows a big deal about cannabis and you want to learn a great deal more about strains, edibles and paraphernalia, and you understand retail, then you are just the right person to be the face of the local dispensary – The budtender.

Sales

If you are up for selling vapes, edibles, strains, clothing and accessories for fat commissions, all you need to do is contact your local dispensary or the local pot company and became a pot sales person. We are not talking about looking like a suspicious dealer on a street corner. Suit up, grab a briefcase, get your mojo on and go do some sales. 

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Make Edibles

Another job in production, you can make and package edibles before they are sold in dispensaries. A lot of products, from chocolate to soda, are being made and pot companies are hiring.

Concentrates Specialist

As the title says, you need to be a bit of a specialist, you need know a lot about dabs, shatter, wax and oils, and you also, you need to know a lot about chemistry to do this job. If you are suitable, surely, the marijuana companies will hire you.

Glass

You can be creative and make the glass that people smoke from and sell it as a merchant. The variety of glass you can make is endless, just use your imagination!

Courier

There are patients who, unfortunately, cannot make it to the dispensary on their own and so, delivery is a big business and is also convenient. Sing up for this job if you have some experience in the delivery business and be the one who delivers cannabis.

Canada

Medical marijuana is completely legal in Canada. Authorized patients are allowed to use medicinal cannabis, but the only authorized way to buy medicinal cannabis is via mail-order. That is about to change very soon if pharmacies have their way, The Globe &Mail reports.

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. has held multiple meetings and phone conversations with licensed medical-marijuana producers across Canada over the past year about carrying a variety of brands in their drugstores, according to people involved in those conversations.

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The largest chain in Canada is aiming to sell both branded and white-labeled cannabis. According to the CEO of Peace Naturals Project, Mark Gobuty, a number of other pharmacies are also exploring a way into the industry. The serious potential for full legalization is the main factor driving the interest for the marijuana industry. Additionally there was recently introduction of cannabis oil and its growing acceptance takes its part, as the MMPR program, overseen by Health Canada, is close to its second anniversary.

Read more about Shoppers Drug Mart shows budding interest in selling medical pot explained by Grant Robertson.

olympics

Only one city last year, but several more will join and host the sports games for marijuana enthusiasts, this year. “Everything in Moderation, Except Sweat” is the Marijuana Olympics slogan. This manifestation, or the 420 Games (420games.org), were

established to show that marijuana users are NOT lazy, unmotivated or ‘stoners’ and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis and in a healthy and responsible lifestyle.

olympicsIn 2015, the Marijuana Olympics were at San Francisco, and this year Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland will also host the 420 Games. The marathon is symbolically 4.20 miles and the contestants will also be able to compete in mountain bike race and standup paddleboarding.

Last year in San Francisco there were about 500 contestants, and this year it is expected that the number will be a lot more than 500. Most of the contestants are high during the games, despite the organizer’s request not to smoke on the starting line.

After the race there will be a concert and free beer!

And just as a reminder: Marijuana is completely legal in Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington, decriminalized in another 15 states, and President Barack Obama stated that he does not see marijuana as a substance that is more dangerous than alcohol.

It seems as if Cannabis is winning all races in the USA.

google

One year ago, I was 30 years old, leading a $100-million-plus business as head of an Asia-Pacific-wide sales team for Google, and making more money than I ever imagined. I had lived in New York, San Francisco, Bangkok and Singapore, and travelled to over 50 countries. All this because six years before, I landed my dream job at Google in corporate strategy.

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I found myself on a secondment in Ghana developing national Internet infrastructure. On my way to a voodoo ceremony with a Ghanian tour guide, I reflected on my career path, admitting to him that I’d lost focus and felt unfulfilled. What he told me changed the course of my life: “You either work on something you love, or work because it supports the people you love.”
That’s when I quit Google.

For years, I had structured my life around achieving work-related success: Work hard, get promoted, make more money. Lather, rinse, repeat. I craved the validation of corporate success. I wanted badly to be recognized for my intelligence, for my parents to be proud of me, and to feel important. For the first time in my life, the excitement of another promotion or more money was non-existent. I felt empty, in need of change, despite having the dream job I always wanted.

In typical form for someone who spent his formative years at Google, I created a data-driven process to uncover what I loved. My Web-based project was called TimeOn (a word play on “time off”) and it involved documenting everything about my daily routines, interactions and experiences. Scoring metrics like Happiness (1-10) and Meaning (1-10) on a spreadsheet, I sought to understand my life better to set out on my future path.

Armed with TimeOn, I travelled to Japan, where I worked as a back-country ski tour guide, all the while fastidiously cataloguing my experiences. Meditating for months in the beautiful landscape of Japan, I had a revelation that would guide me toward building my current business, Tokyo Smoke, with my father. My data from TimeOn reflected that I was happiest when I talked to people I loved and about things that I loved.

The three passions in particular are coffee, clothing and cannabis. I love a good coffee, and one major perk of Google is that every office is kitted out with the fanciest of fancy espresso machines.

Fashion and design have shaped my life. My grandfather founded a women’s clothing company called Mister Leonard. My father, Lorne Gertner, an architect by trade and lifelong entrepreneur, co-founded Cannasat Therapeutics, the first publicly traded cannabis company in Canada, more than a decade ago. My mother, a designer, has been a huge creative influence in my life and pointed me in the direction of branding and retail.

I flew back to Toronto to work closely with my father to develop a brand that would redefine the cannabis marketplace. We opened up Tokyo Smoke’s first showroom, which features a coffee bar, branded clothing and cannabis paraphernalia, such as lighters and rolling papers.

Tokyo Smoke wasn’t to be a Bob Marley-inspired head shop, or one of the many illegal dispensaries, but instead a home to the creative class.

Our men’s clothes are classic and stylish. We also have developed a set of proprietary cannabis strains, which provide consumers four distinct and consistent experiences. Tokyo Smoke cannabis will be on shelves in legal recreational dispensaries in the United States later this year. We will closely monitor legislative developments in Canada and plan to release our brand of cannabis in-line with the Liberal government’s upcoming repeal of marijuana prohibition.
tokyo smoke google
I believe cannabis is the next Internet – an immense and untrammelled new market opportunity – and Tokyo Smoke is gearing up to take advantage of it. At least 10 per cent of North Americans consume cannabis on a regular basis and consumer product brands have yet to enter this enticing, mainstream, rapidly legalizing space.

In the coming months, we plan to open coffee shops in Seattle and Los Angeles, while the first line of Tokyo Smoke-branded cannabis ships to independent retailers in California, Oregon, and Washington State, with clothing not far behind.

Looking back at my time in Ghana with the guide, I find myself smiling. Today, I’m not distracted with the career ladder but instead stimulated by the power of beginning a meaningful journey doing something I genuinely love.

*Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

 

Charlo Greene

Charlo Greene, the TV presenter who quit her job at an Alaska television station, saying “Fuck it I quit,” is coming back to the spotlight with her own show!

The ex-news anchor, bravely quit her job on air to work as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in 2014. She resigned without hesitation to fulfill her purpose as a full time advocate and entrepreneur in the budding marijuana industry, becoming a symbol of the marijuana legalization.

After more than a year since her last TV appearance, she is combining her passion and her talent in her own show called “The Charlo Greene show”, a production which she says, is “The Oprah Winfrey Show for weed.”

“It’s been a year and a half in the making…we’re literally going to take you on the revolutionary road with us,” Greene, 27, stated about the show, which she plans on debuting in the fall. “It’s the marijuana revolution and it’s about so much more than smoking weed.”

Charlo Greene

She divulged some details about her show saying that the show’s goal is destigmatizing marijuana, educating viewers about the positive and medicinal effects of cannabis and all that featuring medical marijuana patients, activists and some leaders in the industry all across the U.S. and even some countries around the world.

“We’re covering a wide range of topics and we know it’s important to show how connected the movement is in different places,” she said. “The show is going to be a bit of everywhere.”

On the path toward fulfilling the goal, on Feb. 8, Greene launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $110,000 for purchasing a mobile studio and hiring a production team. Although, the show was supposed to be a weekly online program, Greene says that interest has been shown by a few prominent companies that would gladly bring her stories on TV five times a week.

Charlo Greene
The show, and getting it off the ground, has faced some serious difficulties, one of them being its cancellation almost one year into production, working with a production company and selling the show’s concept to a TV network.  “They decided to drop the show after the state of Alaska decided pressed charges against me for running the Alaska Cannabis Club,” Greene said.

These accusations, the lost time and lots of money has not stopped the unwearied Charlo Greene, advocating for legalizing and bringing people’s personal experiences to light.

One such experience is Tesa Brice’s. A mother from Colorado who became a cannabis supporter after CBD (cannabidiol) oil was the only thing that helped her 12-year-old son Mursy, who suffered due to Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy, with his seizures. “I was that judgmental person once and now I’m on the other side,” Brice told Greene during one of the show’s first interviews. Domini’Q, Mursy’s twin, raised money for his brother by dancing in a local mall, and his efforts were not in vain since a local medical cannabis company now helps supplement Mursy’s treatment. “So we share her story, her fight and continued struggle for other kids in spite of the fact that she doesn’t really have everything under control with her own,” said Greene.

Personal stories like the one of the Brice family will only be one part of “The Charlo Greene Show,” in addition there will be segments on entrepreneurship in the marijuana industry, with emphasis on women and minorities, as well as information concerning the cannabis legalization across the U.S. “We also need to show people how legalization has been happening so that they can be prepared when they have the opportunity to impact votes,” explained Greene.

And the most amazing part is that, according to Greene, helping the cause of full marijuana legalization is just one part of the bigger picture in ending marijuana prohibition altogether. Her plan is, through her non-profit gogreene.org, to campaign for the passage of measures in the states in which marijuana bills are included in this year’s ballot. “My mission is marijuana legalization now. The end of prohibition is inevitable. The question is how soon is it going to happen and how is going to happen,” Greene concluded.

Medical marijuana is beneficial, that much we know. 23 states have already realized that fact and legalized it, and we can only hope the rest will follow the example. At the moment, the race in Arkansas is on – 85,000 signatures are needed to bring medical marijuana back to the Arkansas ballot.

Not that long ago we wrote about the miracles of cannabis oil – Gwenevere’s story, and how cannabis oil changed her life. There was also another case of three Alabama mothers who saw the benefits of cannabis oil and pleaded for its legalization.  Seeing and hearing about hundreds of such great stories, one mother from Arkansas, decided to act in favor of legalizing medicinal cannabis.

Samantha Smith is mother of the 4 year-old Preslee who deals with uncontrolled seizures daily, and doctors have said medical marijuana could change that. Preslee was born with a genetic mutation and is having uncontrolled seizures since she was only 2 months old.

“Every time they add a medicine to us, I always get scared, because it’s something else that’s going to sedate her. It may make her lethargic,” Smith explained.

She than continued what Preslee’s Neurologist told her about an oil that contains THC , after a stay at PICU.

“He took us out in the hallway and told us they were hoping that there would be a trial here soon, and that he felt like Preslee would benefit,” Smith said.

After that the Smith family even traveled to the Mayo Clinic for that trial, but because medical marijuana is illegal in Arkansas, Preslee did not get chosen.

“If you were in my position, and if you were watching your child suffer… this is out there, and it could help her. There’s other people that it is helping, and I’m just begging for her to have that chance,” said Smith.

Samantha Smith does not hide her disappointment and says that she was heartbroken when the issue failed by just one percent of the vote, because of the people who believe that medical marijuana would be only abused. She acts now and asks people to educate themselves concerning medical marijuana ant its benefits, and possibly give her daughter’s quality of life back.

“As a mother, when you’re sitting there and you know that something else is out there that’s proven to help other children, it’s really hard for me to just sit back and watch what they do to her,” – Samantha Smith, an activist, advocate, but first and foremost a mother protecting her child.

 

pot

Across the United States, taboos about marijuana (and drugs, in general) continue to fall apart. Yet, even though a number of states have begun to decriminalize or legalize cannabis, there’s just one argument that makes Americans hesitate.

The questions that they ask: Aren’t drugs, including pot, stronger since the 60s when the baby boomers formed their very first views on the subject of drug use? Aren’t people who abuse Oxycontin or Percocet now resorting to the use of heroin? Hasn’t cannabis turned into “super skunk”?

In other words, what they are suggesting is that the use of legalized drugs often has people abusing illegal ones – a slippery slope, if you will.

While the answers to the questions above are affirmative, the irony is that this is because of the war on drugs – not despite it.

In order to understand why, it’s best to look at another example that might be counter-intuitive to common belief and all that is explained by Mike Gray in his book, “Drug Crazy”.

prohibition
It was in January 1920 when the Prohibition went into effect and when the most popular drinks were beer and wine. These choices were no different in December 1933 when alcohol was legalized once again. But between these 13 years, wine and beer disappeared and the only alcoholic beverages that were available were vodka, whiskey and moonshine.

So, would banning a drug change people’s taste, as a result? It wouldn’t. It will change what they have access too.

So, imagine this scenario: if you had to smuggle beer from across the border from Mexico or Canada, only about a few hundreds would be served. Alternatively, if it was whiskey, thousands would be able to enjoy a drink. Or, as Gray points out, “If you are smuggling anything over large distances, ‘you have to put the maximum bang in the smallest possible package’.” So, even if bar-goers, in this instance prefer beer, they’d drink whiskey since that is all they can get.

In fact, you can see that this phenomenon makes itself apparent at any college football stadium where college students smuggle hard liquor in flasks since alcohol isn’t sold or permitted. Without a doubt, this is nothing but the “iron law of prohibition” that has taken effect.

What this also points to, is that while the crackdown on drugs gets harsher, only the extreme strains stay while the lighter ones disappear.

And therefore, the GOP candidate, Carly Fiorina, was absolutely right when she said that the marijuana smoked today is hardly the same as the marijuana which Jeb Bush smoked 40 years ago. Thus, pot’s THC level is much higher just as hard spirits have a much higher alcohol content level than beer.

But if we are going to use this as an argument against legalization, that is completely wrong. This is because most pot smokers aren’t interested in getting baked on super skunk just as much as social drinkers aren’t so keen on drinking vodka today. But milder forms of cannabis aren’t available as the market itself is prohibited.

As for opiates, the iron law of prohibition is causing great damage too. People who have been using Oxycontin and Percocet get addicted to them and want to continue using it. Of course, doctors are required by law to stop prescribing them if they suspect the patient is feeding an addiction and not treating physical pain. After this, when the patient looks for these drugs in the illegal market, they are impossible to find. Hence, they switch to another opiate that is completely outlawed even if widely available and much cheaper too: heroin.
opiates prohibition
Well, this certainly isn’t the intention of drug warriors – the champions of prohibition, if you will – to flood the market with moonshine. But this is exactly what is happening.

Simply put, if you want drugs to be wildly potent, the war on drugs is definitely the way to go. However, if you feel that milder, less intoxicating drugs pose less risk to one and all – then it’s time to end prohibition once and for all.

A must watch interview with Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance. Taken at the Green Flower Media’s Cannabis Health Summit 2016, explaining how cannabis can help people struggling with addiction, what to say to people that are leaning toward cannabis as an addiction treatment, etc. An educational video that could help thousands of people around the world!

 

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